... Vicodin that is given to me by my doctor. I never used the medication to get high but have built up a tolerance and over time have had to use more to get the same relief, I am now up to about 6 sometimes 8 10/660 Vicodin a day. I don't work outside of the home but I do have kids that I have to take care of. When trying to go cold turkey I have found the withdraws to be insane and always end up back in the same boat. I even went as far as to check myself into detox which was going great for the first 2 days but I missed my kids like crazy and came home against doctors orders. I am beyond upset with myself and know that I need to take control of my life once again, I can't live like this anymore. I deserve better and my family deserves better. HELP!!! I don't know that a taper would work for me because I feel like crap and take more ... I have fibro and constant headaches that used to be helped by this medication but now it just takes the "edge" off the pain and really I don't see the point in taking it any longer. I am depressed about failing myself and my family. well that about sums up all of it. I have been on pain medication now for 4 years
Dear jfsf, have you considered suboxone to help you stay off the pain meds? It could be the answer for you, as with all medication, you will need to carefully consider the pros and cons of starting this therapy. I too have fibro and I have seen people post here that subs do not help with pain, but it helped me, I was relatively pain free while on suboxone. I am off of it now, and it is nice to be able to take tylenol to get rid of a headache and actually have it work. You can go to YouTube.com and look up a couple of people who have videos on suboxone there, the first is a psychiatrist named SuboxDoc ( aka Dr. Jeffrey Junig) and the other is someone named Maple2609. The suboxone.com webpage has a toll free number and has a doctor locator service so you would be able to find a doctor in your area who is licensed to write a prescription for suboxone. I have limited access to internet, but saw your post and will keep checking back to see if you have any questions I might can answer after you have watched the vids I suggested. You will have to be in withdrawal for around 24 hours before you could start it, but between 20 and 45 minutes after your first dose of subs, you will be out of wd and 2 hours after your first dose, you will likely feel better than you have in years. This is just one route you could take to help you beat this dependence on opiates. Best of Luck, Pattishan
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